Beryl Ayn Young’s free mini course One Fix Ingredient, a little snippet from her Momtographie e-course, made me more mindful about the photographs I take of my daughter. Someday I would LOVE to take the full course. One of the best referrals Beryl has given me is the book Elevating the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood by Tracey Clark.
I can’t recommend this book enough. It inspired me to make a “must capture” list of moments I want to be sure I document. Each week my goal is to cross off at least one item on my list. And, I don’t let the fact that I don’t have a fancy camera stop me. Tracey reminded me of the little things that I often overlook, the moments that I don’t want to forget. I am grateful to her for showcasing the beauty of the every day. I created this list based on suggestions from her book:
1. Bubble on a bubble wand.
Playing a board game, capture the board itself as well.
Little hands on a tea set.
4. Details of clothing (
Pleats, embroidery, ruffles, buttons and bows.)
5. Accessories (
Hair clips, shoes, socks, etc.)
8. Sick day.
9. My shadow with hers
Legs in the grocery cart. (I better hurry on this one, she’s almost too big!)
11. Meadow saying grace at dinner. (Ok, so this isn’t Meadow, it’s my nephew Colin, listening to Meadow saying grace. Isn’t he so cute?!)
Movie night with popcorn.
13. Holding a Christmas ornament.
14. Jumping on the bed.
15. Silhouette by the Christmas tree.
All of the little toy scenes I find from her playing make believe all around the house.
17. The curves
of her hair, her lips, her smile.
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